Andrews water heaters are generating the domestic hot water supply for one of London's grandest buildings, erected in 1914 as the headquarters of Pearl Assurance and now transformed into a flagship hotel of the Renaissance Group. The official opening in May of the London Chancery Court Hotel in High Holborn marks completion of this outstanding building refurbishment project which has included meticulous restoration of marble staircases, archways and stately public rooms.
Though preservation of the building's original features creates a traditional ambience, this five star hotel caters for 21st Century expectations which includes high volume demand for reliable domestic hot water services.. All 357 rooms have marble en-suite bathrooms, many with double basins and separate walk-in showers and third floor Renaissance Club offer special amenities and refreshments through the day. The Spa, opening in late 2001, will include the very latest treatment rooms.
Andrews Supa-Flo water heaters provide the hot water supply to showers and basin outlets in all the guest rooms, all draw off points in the various kitchens and toilet facilities serving public rooms and hospitality areas. These include the Bar at Chancery Court, the QC Restaurant, 10 conference suites, two prestigious boardrooms, a business centre and the magnificent 330 seat Ballroom.
The three Supa-Flo R2122ET instantaneous water heaters, supplied with fittings appropriate for an unvented boosted water system, are installed in a roof-top plant room above the 6th floor. Each unit has the capacity to deliver continuously on demand 8229 litres/h and is linked to an Andrews ST166 755 litre buffer vessel. Having been previously selected for three luxury London hotels by Amec Building Services, the M & E contractor for this project, it was with confidence that they selected Andrews again.
Summer temperatures make combined space heating and dhws calorifiers an uneconomical choice for this application and demand being very difficult to forecast makes storage sizing difficult. The instantaneous method of water heating is a dependable source of continuous and peak high volume hot water and is by comparison very cost effective both in terms of capital cost and in operation.
These Supa-Flo water heaters are highly efficient being fully modulating, firing only according to the level of demand. In the event of a quick change from, say, 20 to 100 load, the system is supported by a relatively small amount of hot water held in the ST vessels for the short time it takes Supa-Flo to attain full fire mode. During its 25 years in the industry Andrews has been supplying water heating solutions to hotel owners nationwide and have installations in a number of top London hotels as well as in many other types of commercial building. In fact this is the third Supa-Flo installation in High Holborn itself, the others being in the Orion Hotel and the new Sainsbury's Headquarters.
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